The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety that would become notorious for its topical satirical humor.

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1969   1968   1967  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Himself - Co-Host (72 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Himself - Co-Host (72 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Himself (55 episodes, 1967-1969)
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 Announcer / ... (43 episodes, 1967-1968)
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This comedy was to content the way Laugh-In was for form on television in the 1960's. The audience was treated to a show where two perfectly innocent looking brothers regularly doing truly subversive humor that either enraged the network executives or gave them heart attacks. The humour often included direct jokes on the Vietnam War, religion, sexuality and censorship in styles that would mirror Saturday Night Live and other later shows. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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When The Who made their first appearance on the show, they were to conclude their performance of "My Generation" by doing their usual instrument smashing as well as having some smoke powder ignite in Keith Moon's bass drums as well. Earlier that day at rehearsals, the band was dissatisfied with how the effect went off so they asked that more of a charge be put in. Unknown to the band, Moon put even more of a charge in later. As the band concluded their performance, instead of a smoking effect, a huge explosion occurred. This caused Moon to suffer cuts on his arm and, more importantly, Pete Townshend suffered damage to his hearing, which would affect him in later years. See more »

Quotes

Tom: Mom liked you best!
Dick: Lower your voice!
Tom: [Basso profundo] Mom liked you best!
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Followed by The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1988) See more »

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Funny show that fizzled on its own.
26 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember this show well. I was a fan at first. This show was a humorous and entertaining variety show the first season. Then it became less and less entertaining and humorous as they began wasting a lot of time fighting the network's "standards and practices" about risqué material. The show became basically unwatchable by the last season. Reading other comments, it seems people don't remember that they were always allowed to poke fun at politicians. They skewered LBJ the first two years, and Nixon the last year, and also individual members of Congress. For example, they attacked Senator Pastore personally because he was an outspoken critic of television programming at the time.

It's an example of a good show that lost its vision and became mediocre.


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